First hearing of Kurdish journalists arrested in October 2022 to be held on Tuesday
The first hearing of Kurdish journalists arrested in October 2022 will be held at the Ankara 4th High Criminal Court on Tuesday.
11 journalists, 9 of whom are imprisoned, are on trial. As part of an investigation conducted by the Ankara Chief Public Prosecutor's Office, on 29 October 2022, Mesopotamia Agency (MA) Editor-in-Chief Diren Yurtsever, correspondents Berivan Altan, Ceylan Şahinli, Deniz Nazlım, Emrullah Acar, Hakan Yalçın, Selman Güzelyüz, JINNEWS reporters Habibe Eren and Öznur Değer were sent to prison.
MA reporter Zemo Ağgöz and Mehmet Günhan, who worked as an intern at the MA Ankara office for a while, are on trial in the same case.
The journalists are accused of "membership in a terrorist organization". Representatives of press organizations and journalists will watch the first hearing to be held on Tuesday at the Ankara 4th High Criminal Court.